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Madeleine Baker –The Ins and Outs of Procurement

Vital know-how to benefit your bottom line - whether you’re a buyer or a supplier

Do you deal with suppliers in your business? Or, are you that supplier, and you’re looking to understand from a strategic buyer how to get your product/service noticed? Whichever side you fall on, you’re likely aware of the priorities that drive buying decisions. Cost, quality, service, sustainability - these are just a few of the factors jockeying for attention.
If you’re a business looking to streamline your buying process, or are a supplier looking to increase the appeal of your product or service, this event is sure to shed light on the ins and outs of procurement. As a Director of Procurement at TELUS, with significant previous experience working in Procurement in Europe and the US for a multinational organization, Madeleine Baker is on the front line of making decisions daily that affect the company’s bottom line, help it improve its performance, and reinforce its brand.

Key takeaways:

  • Understand the thought process behind how businesses make spend and supplier decisions
  • Discuss different value mechanisms and how you can benchmark and target your price point effectively
  • Consider different savings opportunities that could apply to your business

Men are welcome to attend any Women of Whistler event or training!

Date: June 25, 2019 
Time: 6 - 8 PM PST (Doors open at 5:45 PM)
Location: Space (Behind Home Hardware, 1005 Alpha Lake Rd Unit 18, Whistler)



Early Bird (Available until June 19th, 2019):
Members $40 / Non-Members $55

Regular Rate:
Members $45 / Non-Members $60 

All prices are subject to GST. Registration is open until June 25th, 12pm


Guest Speaker: Madeleine Baker 

Director, Technology Strategy, Procurement & Supply Chain at TELUS
Maddy has had a broad and exciting career within the Procurement & Supply Chain field.  Within TELUS, Maddy leads the IT & Technology Services Procurement team, including responsibility for resale spend for TELUS Business Products and Services.  Prior to this role, she led the Procurement Strategy and Innovation (PSI) Team, and was responsible for leading the future state strategy, processes and policy within the function, in addition to operational management of compliance, risk, offshore support, Supplier Diversity, technology, and data intelligence. 
She is a strong advocate for expanding the profile and impact of Supplier Diversity within Canada, and sits on the WBE Canada Board of Directors, CGLCC Procurement Council and GroYourBiz Vancouver Board. 
Prior to joining TELUS in 2016, she held progressive roles within GlaxoSmithKline in Europe and North America, ultimately holding the position of Head of Procurement, United States, including responsibility for delivering the organisation’s Supplier Diversity commitment. 

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